Airport Capacity

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:35 am on 30th June 2016.

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Photo of Patrick McLoughlin Patrick McLoughlin The Secretary of State for Transport 9:35 am, 30th June 2016

I had hoped that we would be able to announce a decision on airport capacity this summer. Clearly, any announcement on airport capacity would have to be made when the House was in session. Being realistic, given recent events, I cannot now foresee that there will be an announcement until at least October. We aim to publish the further analysis on air quality soon. Separately, promoters have announced undertakings that would increase the compensation available for residents living near the airports and the connectivity between other UK airports. The Government are fully committed to delivering the important infrastructure projects that they have set out, including the delivery of runway capacity on the timetable set out by the Davies report.